PIMking's going under the knife Cervical Fusion

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  1. PIMking8838
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    Monday Feb, 10th at 8:30am I will be having my neck fused together.

    Many of you will remember me and I just wanted to say hi and let you know what's going on with me.

    I've been in pain for years, finally I will no longer be in pain, well about 3-4 weeks after the surgery lol

    I'm not a religious person, but I would love for those who are to keep me in their thoughts and Prayers to whatever god or higher power they choose.

    Thank you,

    Ian Demler
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    God bless Ian! Come through this like a champ. :)
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    My thoughts & prayers for you PIM.
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    good fortune to you, pim
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    God bless you and may his hands guide the surgeon's that do the work on your spine. Keep us posted.
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    May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ grant you his Peace

    Good luck with your surgery
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    PIM 3-4 weeks is way over estimating post operative discomfort for this surgery. A little over ten years ago I had the
    5-6 cervical vertabrae fused with a titanium coil inserted. Pain, expect less than a week. After that there will be the inconvience of wearing a neck brace for about two months but no pain. You should have immediate relief of the chronic pain you have had and that in itself is a blessing.
    Good luck with the surgery and I hope you get similar results.
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    Prayers for you and hope this surgery eases your pain.

    For different reasons, I had cervical fusions lower in my back and 2 rod inserts. The after effects? No problems since and really good posture!

    Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery!
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    Prayers for you sir. Come on over to Too Hot and we'll work on that "Eternity" thing.;)
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    Good Luck Ian! You are in our thoughts and wishes for a complete, speedy and painless recovery so you can get your ass back to the Pub where you are missed.............
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    Pim, good luck buddy we miss you around here. You're our official Alabama reporter.
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    Good luck and God Bless PIM, you will be better than before, Mama said!
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    "My advice to you is to start drinking heavily" Bluto from Animal House...
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    Prayers for you. Hope this gets you out of pain.
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    Ouch. Sounds painful. Good luck.
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    Ironically my surgeon did his residency at Florida
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    Good luck.
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    I guess now you can forget about winning the big game
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    I know a couple of people that have had a similar surgery with good success, however not everyone. Sometimes fixing one problem creates another.

    I had a similar neck fusion a couple of years ago after suffering with a pinched nerve/herniated disc, shoulder discomfort and resulting headaches. Was driving after a less than a week and went skiing after a month (against docs recommendation). I still had limited neck motion but was fine skiing easy. Sitting in the airplane was miserable tho. Did lots of PT afterword to regain range of motion. No pinched nerve pain. Unfortunately, contrary to what the surgeon said the surgery did not solve my headache problems and even created a new one... neck discomfort/pain. Love that new tempurpedic bed tho.

    Best of luck!
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    Get er done and get healed up for football season. I am sure all will go well and you will be feelin good in no time.
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